United Airlines Flight Canceled After Taxiing for 8.5 Hours
SubmittedOn August 22, 2022, at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), a United Airlines Boeing 737-900ER taxied for 8.5 hours until the flight was cancelled—running out of fuel in the process. For more than eight hours the aircraft sat on the ramp awaiting its turn to depart. The flight, from Newark to Denver (DEN), was about to begin its journey when inclement weather—consisting of thunderstorms and lightning—caused delays. (aeroxplorer.com) More...
DC-10: Dangerous or Misunderstood?
SubmittedThe McDonnell Douglas DC-10—commonly referred to as the “Death Cruiser” or “Donald’s Disaster''—built up a horrific reputation throughout the 1970s. Today we’ll explore the reputation and history of this commonly misunderstood aircraft, and what led to its unearned reputation as the most dangerous airplane ever produced. (aeroxplorer.com) More...
The Fall and Impending Rise of San Bernardino Airport
SubmittedNestled in the Inland Empire of Southern California is San Bernardino International Airport, currently serving zero airlines. What once was planned to be another relief airport for LAX alongside Burbank (BUR) and Ontario (ONT) has largely come to nothing...until 2022. (aeroxplorer.com) More...
How Delta Came to Dominate Atlanta
SubmittedHartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) has recently reclaimed its title as the world’s busiest airport. Though not serving the largest metropolitan areas of the world or even the country, Atlanta boasts massive passenger volumes thanks to Delta Air Lines, which runs its largest hub out of the southern U.S. city. Despite Delta’s modern-day dominance, the carrier faced one notable rival in recent history that threatened its dominance. (aeroxplorer.com) More...
American Airlines Adding Service for Winter Ski Season
SubmittedDallas/Fort Worth-based American Airlines has recently announced a slew of changes affecting their service this winter ski season. American will be cutting several routes, and have announced two new routes of of different hubs. (aeroxplorer.com) More...
PHOTOS: Ground Collision at Barcelona Airport
SubmittedOn August 30, 2022, an Air Senegal Airbus A319, registered as 6V-AMB, collided with a catering truck during pushback. The aircraft was preparing to perform a flight from Barcelona to Dakar when its left wingtip hit the truck. There are no reported injuries resulting from the collision. (aeroxplorer.com) More...
Flight Cancellations Continue to Worsen in Europe
SubmittedPeople that have gone on holiday this summer have been plagued with delays, cancellations, and baggage issues across Europe—but what is to blame for all of this? Will there be an end to this in the not too distant future? Of course, with any trip you risk delays and cancellations but it's sad to say that some destinations and airports have been swamped more than others. (aeroxplorer.com) More...
French Bee Continues To Grow In The United States With New Route Between Miami and Paris
SubmittedLow-cost carrier French bee will commence service between Paris Orly (ORY) to Miami (MIA) in December. Miami is the fourth US route from Paris Orly, joining San Francisco (May 2018), Newark Liberty (June 2020), and Los Angeles (April 2022). This is not the first time Paris Orly and Miami have connected. French bee, which is exclusively a long-haul carrier, will take off from Paris Orly to Miami on Thursday, December 15th. (aeroxplorer.com) More...
American Airlines Resuming Practice Flights for Kids with Autism and Anxiety
SubmittedFor the first time in two years, families now have the option of booking practice flights on American Airlines for their kids and relatives to get them ready for future travels. The program, which had been in operation since 2014, was suspended in 2020 at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many parents may feel helpless when flying with family members dealing with autism, anxiety, or other conditions/special needs; American's practice flights have been implemented to resolve them, and are… (aeroxplorer.com) More...
JetBlue Adds to Transatlantic Services with Logan to London Route
SubmittedYet another connection between the US and the UK has opened up with JetBlue kickstarting its new Boston to London-Gatwick (LGW) route. Flown on the A321neo, the flight now operates from Boston Logan to London Gatwick. This joins two other options to fly to the UK with JetBlue, those being New York John F. Kennedy (JFK) to London-Heathrow (LHR) and to Gatwick (aeroxplorer.com) More...
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